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protected content 11/15 HRA Rule & Comment Webinar

I hope you are all doing well, and are as glad as I am that the long run-up to the 2018 midterms is finally over! We're working to try and finish off some projects before the end of the year, but there's a lot that could happen (or not happen!) in a lame duck session, so more on that when we have it… More

protected content Health regulation blitz – HRAs and 1332 waivers!

Hopefully, if you are interested in state health innovations waivers under section 1332, which often are accompanied by threats to ERISA plans such as mandatory reinsurance fees, assessments on payers and the like… More

protected content Alert: New Guidance Issued on ACA Section 1332 Waivers

On October 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury issued joint guidance related to Section 1332 Waivers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These waivers were previously known more colloquially as “State Innovation Waivers,” but are now called “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers”… More

protected content Pre-Conference Health Update on Opioids, Surprise Bills, Caddy

Chalk this up as an ERIC win worth several billion dollars to the employer community – the President has been sent a final opioids bill (H.R. 6, the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act”), and the proposed payfor that would have extended from 30 to 33 months the coordinating period during which an employer must pay for kidney dialysis patients was not included. VICTORY! So for now, we are still at 30 months for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on the employer plan… but we need to stay vigilant… More

ERIC Victory: President Signs Bill Banning Pharmacy Gag Clauses

ERIC applauds lawmakers and the Administration for coming together and banning so-called “gag clauses” in group health plans and individual market health insurance plans… More

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